John Redmond addressing a home rule meeting at Parnell monument on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.
The durable democrat

For 18 years in a row, John Redmond was elected chairman of the Irish Parliamentary Party – from February 1900 until his untimely death in March 1918.(...)

Michael Wheatley, nicknamed the Skullcracker,  failed to return to Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent after he had been given a temporary day release. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA

An English bank-robber known as “The Skullcracker”, who went on the run after being left out from prison on day release, had wanted to set up a new li(...)